Friday, August 6, 2010

Morgan's Magic - Vegan Refried Beans

Since becoming a vegan, I've found the greatest food blogs. I've taken to cooking up some of the recipes I have on a growing list from other blog writers over the last week. Vegan cooks are the most creative of foodie folks because they have to substitute and re-create recipes out of unconventional ingredients. I love learning about new ways to cook. I figure since I already have to cook, it might as well be fun right? Morgan over at Little House of Veggies is a perfect example of that kind of creative cook who always make you think "Huh! What a great idea!"  My oven is currently broken, so when I saw Morgan's Amazing Refried Beans recipe (which is serendipitously made in a crock pot), I thought it would be a perfect time to try them. Who doesn't love coming home to a house filled with the aromas of a Mexican cantina? Morgan's recipes are always thoughtfully seasoned, so there is rarely an occasion where you would want to change anything. These beans were delicious, and SO easy! I used my stick blender to smash them up. By the way, tostadas are married people food. If you have a really cute boyfriend you're trying to impress, tostadas are out. Nate and I were laughing at each other and the huge mess we were making of ourselves, but we're stuck with one another, so who cares!  Rather than tostada shells, I packed up a couple of bean burritos instead for Nate's lunch, so he doesn't freak out his co-workers with tostada all over his face :)


Sarah S. said...

Morgan is pretty much the best! Cute, married people food :)

Kylea said...

My dear you are awesome! Love the picture - as always, your photography is the best! I will have to give these a try. When we lived in Africa, homemade refried beans were the only kind we had so I grew to absolutely love them rather than from a can like it used to be when we lived stateside! I always love a new recipe though so I will give these a go:-) Hubby's home tomorrow so will be back on my cooking wagon!!

Morgan-- said...

Ok, your picture needs to be in a magazine! It is awesome! Can I steal it for my blog!! haha.
I am so glad you liked them. They really are a convenience. I was laughing SO HARD at the "married people food" part! That is hilarious, and so true, its get your face messy food for sure!! I agree, not good food for "new couples"! haha! Loved the post, thanks so much for the shout out and the good read!!

Sarah- thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Vegan Piggy said...

Thank you Morgan! If I steal your recipe for my blog, then you can steal my picture for yours :) I can't wait to try this with other kinds of beans. It was perfect!